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Meaning of lift

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the act of giving temporary assistance
      2: the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil
         that opposes gravity [syn: {aerodynamic lift}, {lift}]
      3: the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of
         the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land
         resulting from volcanic activity" [syn: {elevation}, {lift},
      4: a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground [syn:
         {lift}, {rise}]
      5: a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill [syn: {ski
         tow}, {ski lift}, {lift}]
      6: a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look
         taller or to correct a shortened leg
      7: one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot
      8: lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is
         raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order
         to move people from one floor to another in a building [syn:
         {elevator}, {lift}]
      9: plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging
         from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and
         skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised; "some
         actresses have more than one face lift" [syn: {face lift},
         {facelift}, {lift}, {face lifting}, {cosmetic surgery},
         {rhytidectomy}, {rhytidoplasty}, {nip and tuck}]
      10: transportation of people or goods by air (especially when
          other means of access are unavailable) [syn: {airlift},
      11: a ride in a car; "he gave me a lift home"
      12: the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of
          his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for
          getting ladders up" [syn: {lift}, {raise}, {heave}]
      v 1: raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your
           hands"; "Lift a load" [syn: {raise}, {lift}, {elevate},
           {get up}, {bring up}] [ant: {bring down}, {get down}, {let
           down}, {lower}, {take down}]
      2: take hold of something and move it to a different location;
         "lift the box onto the table"
      3: move upwards; "lift one's eyes" [syn: {lift}, {raise}]
      4: move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the
         forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows" [syn:
         {rise}, {lift}, {arise}, {move up}, {go up}, {come up},
         {uprise}] [ant: {come down}, {descend}, {fall}, {go down}]
      5: make audible; "He lifted a war whoop"
      6: cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an
         embargo"; "vacate a death sentence" [syn: {revoke}, {annul},
         {lift}, {countermand}, {reverse}, {repeal}, {overturn},
         {rescind}, {vacate}]
      7: make off with belongings of others [syn: {pilfer}, {cabbage},
         {purloin}, {pinch}, {abstract}, {snarf}, {swipe}, {hook},
         {sneak}, {filch}, {nobble}, {lift}]
      8: raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist
         the bicycle onto the roof of the car" [syn: {hoist}, {lift},
      9: invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
         [syn: {raise}, {lift}]
      10: raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people
          from poverty" [syn: {lift}, {raise}, {elevate}]
      11: take off or away by decreasing; "lift the pressure"
      12: rise up; "The building rose before them" [syn: {rise},
          {lift}, {rear}]
      13: pay off (a mortgage)
      14: take without referencing from someone else's writing or
          speech; of intellectual property [syn: {plagiarize},
          {plagiarise}, {lift}]
      15: take illegally; "rustle cattle" [syn: {rustle}, {lift}]
      16: fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by
          other means; "Food is airlifted into Bosnia" [syn:
          {airlift}, {lift}]
      17: take (root crops) out of the ground; "lift potatoes"
      18: call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs
      19: rise upward, as from pressure or moisture; "The floor is
          lifting slowly"
      20: put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege" [syn: {lift},
      21: remove (hair) by scalping
      22: remove from a seedbed or from a nursery; "lift the tulip
      23: remove from a surface; "the detective carefully lifted some
          fingerprints from the table"
      24: perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face [syn: {face-
          lift}, {lift}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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